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Re: need more horsepower in 1990 s10 4x4 w/4.3
<font face="Comic Sans MS">Just skip all the BS and throw a supercharged V8 in there... [img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]
Catback exhaust, headers, and chip won't help much what so ever, and will *only* help on the top end if at all... In fact catback exhaust probably will only gain a little sound... Would have to change out cat for high flow model and even then you won't see a major gain...
You shouldn't supercharge an older or more used engine and you should lower compression and turn boost up a bit for maximum benefit, rather than keeping stock type compression and using very little boost... If you're going forced induction may as well do it right... [img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
Swapping a V8 in might be a hassle, would probably have to change computer, rear axle (since increase in power is likely to break it) and so forth... There are a few good swap manuals out there, I think "Jags that run" is one of them... [img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] </font>